VHS gymnasts compete against YHS Gazelles

VHS gymnasts compete against YHS Gazelles By Jim Prosser On Thursday, Jan. 13, the Vermillion gymnasts hosted Parents� Night as they met the Yankton Gazelles in a dual meet at the VHS gym.

Coach Mark Upward recognized his two seniors, team manager Tyra Upward and all-around participant Sarah Christopherson, with the presentation of a rose.

Competition was scored in varsity and JV divisions. Final scores in each varsity event are listed below:

1. Lindsey Wilcox (Y), 8.5; 2. Lauren Bushong (Y), 8.2; 3. Sarah Christopherson (V), 8.2; 4. Amy Mart (V), 7.8; 5. Ariana Papousek (Y), 7.5.

Floor exercise

1. Wilcox (Y), 8.6; 2. Bushong (Y), 8.4; 3. Christopherson (V), 8.0; 4. Papousek (Y), 7.9; 5. Ariel Hofman (V), 7.8.

1. Christopherson (V), 8.7; 2. Wilcox (Y), 8.45; 3. Papousek (Y), 8.2; 3. Melissa Nedved (Y), 8.15; 5. Hofman (V), 8.0.

Vault

1. Bushong (Y), 8.4; 2. Hofman (V), 8.4; 3. Cameron (Y), 8.3; 4. Wilcox (Y), 8.25; 5. Christopherson (V), 8.1.

All-Around

1. Wilcox, 33.8; 2. Christopherson, 33.0; 3. Bushong, 32.45; 4. Hofman, 31.45; 6. Papousek, 31.3.

Team scores

Yankton � 126.7; Vermillion � 120.9.

Individuals participating but not placing in the top five were: Bars � Rachel Lorenz, sixth, Emily Renner, seventh, Emily Renner, eighth, and Calle Sorensen, 10th; Beam � Tristen Upward, sixth, Hofman, eighth; Floor � Lorenz, eighth, Bethany Sand, 13th, Tia Krier, 14th; Vault � Sand, seventh, Lorenz, 10th, Upward, 13th.

JV Team

1. DeNell Dykstra (V), 5.7; 2. Jordan Lillie (Y), 4.85; 3. Rachel Lorenz (V), 4.75; 3. Heather Zimmerman (V), 4.75; 5. Kara Culver (Y), 4.7.

Floor exercise

1. Makayla Kittle (Y), 5.2; 2. Lillie (Y), 4.5; 3. Stacey Joy (V), 3.5; 4. Ashley Klimisch (Y), 3.3; 5. Emily Renner (V), 3.2.

1. Kristin Nielson (Y), 4.7; 2. Upward (V), 4.5; 3. Christine Hausman (Y), 3.9; 4. Tia Krier (V), 3.6; 5. Gina Althoff (Y), 3.25.

Vault

1. Chelsea Kathol (Y), 7.8; 2. Althoff (Y), 7.7; 3. Kittle (Y), 7.6; 4. Klimisch (Y), 7.5; 5. Hausman (Y), 7.4; 5. Megan Johnson (Y), 7.4.

All-Around

1. Kristin Nielson (Y), 17.05; 2. Ashley Klimisch (Y), 16.2.

Team scores

Yankton � 77.85; Vermillion, 71.65.

Other JV participants were: Bars � Sydney Mount and Kristen Welk; Beam � Emily Tracy and Calle Sorensen; Floor � Sorensen, Molly Manning and Tracy; Vault � Heather Zimmerman, Manning, Tracy, Joy, Renner, Krier and Sorensen.

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